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Want to stay nearby the evening before the conference to be ready
for the early start for a discounted rate?  
NJOTA has acquired a discount code for anyone interested in staying
at the Holiday Inn in East Windsor on October 14th, 2017.

Rooms are $85 for anyone using this code during booking.

Online booking:
Under the More Options Tab, in the Group Code box, type: OTA

Call-in reservations: 609-448-7000, dial 0; Group Code: OTA



Conference Schedule - October 15, 2017 – National Conference Center

7:30-8:00 Registration - Conference Center Lobby; Breakfast -Gallery



Lobby and


Room A

Room C

Room D

Room E

Room F






Poster Group 1

Workshop 1

Proven, Practical, Embeddable and Measurable: The Size Matters Handwriting Program for Multi-tiered Instruction and RTI 12388881

Workshop 2

What is the Research Telling Us? Cognition and Parkinson's Disease: Evidence Based OT Interventions to Prevent Falls and Promote ADL Independence 12160916

The use of evidence based practice and clinical outcomes to advocate for occupational therapy in a Medicare environment 12143574

Developing an Interprofessional Student Run Pro Bono Clinic: The First Steps 12234219

Training Community Leaders: Occupation Based Programs building Community Partnerships 12293847

Interested in Academia? What you need to know about making the transition from the clinic into an academic setting. 12293444

Therapeutic Use of Animals in OT 12390369




Poster Group 2

Workshop 1 continued

Workshop 2 continued

Evidence-Based Practice in Pediatrics from CIMT to Yoga 12325773

Strength training for the dementia population to improve occupational performance and reduce fall risk 12319106

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder Subtypes as a Guide to Use of Self in Intervention


Bike riding as a therapeutic medium to promote occupational performance in children with special needs 12310165

Middle School Boot Camp: A Transition Program for Elementary School Students




Keynote - Auditorium

11:45 – 12:15


Business meeting & awards – Auditorium



Lunch – Gallery



Poster Group 3

Workshop 3

Multisource Feedback: Facilitating Student Success in Level II Fieldwork 12201874

Board Certification in Gerontology: It Can Be Done


Sleep and Financial Management: Clinical Implications from Two Descriptive Studies of Adults with Mental Health Disorders


Student Engagement in State Associations: Creating Meaningful Experiences in order to Promote Learning and Strengthen Professional Organizations 12244844

Hands First Fine Motor Skills Curriculum: A Level 2 Response to Intervention Program for Kindergartners 12380852

Using the Data Driven Decision Making (DDDM) Process to Support Evidence Based Practice - Student and Clinician Perspectives.


Interprofessional care for oral needs of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities




Workshop 3 continued

The Relationship Between Adherence and Perceived Self-Efficacy: How to improve functional outcomes by motivating your clients 12390326

Spirituality, Emotions and OT: Using a spiritual-emotional technique to improve mental and emotional health and well-being in everyday occupations.


The Relationship Between Older Adults’ Perceptions of Health and Community Participation 12319812

But What Does the Q Stand For?: Cultural Competence to Improve Healthcare Services for LGBTQ Individuals 12318924

Community-Based Action Research: Using Evidence to Support Wellbeing for Families with Children with Sensory Processing Needs 12289636

Integrating Assistive Technology Interventions and Resources into the 21st Century School-based OT Toolkit




Exhibitor Drawing











Poster Session Timeline

Poster Session 1 8:00 -9:30 a.m.

1.       Outcomes of an OT supported education program for college students with autism-spectrum, learning disability and mental health diagnoses      12017431

2.       Evaluating Factors Impacting Occupational Therapy Recommendations in Schools             12029584

3.       Education of Sensory Integration to Promote Classroom Implementation             12056205

4.       Occupational Therapy: A Key Profession in the Integrative, Holistic Healthcare Model     12076828

5.       Injury Prevention for Professionals with Desk Jobs          12080166

6.       Dyadic Caregiver-Patient Group Intervention In Occupational Therapy: A Case Study       12092184

7.       Exercise & Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Survivors         12098829

8.       The Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy in Maternal Health   12122410

9.       Occupational Therapy’s Role in Ensuring Infant and Toddler Safety Through Community Based Programming                12282381



Poster Session 2 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

1.       The Impact of Social Support on Exercise Adherence Among Older Adults: A Scoping Study          12131748

2.       Fall Prevention in Older Adults: A Scoping Review             12094922

3.       Factors that Influence Malnutrition in Older Adults          12136250

4.       Implementing OT-OTA student learning opportunities in curricula to foster intra-professional collaboration                12237754

5.       Hindsight 20/20: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines: A Pilot Program for University of the Sciences Freshmen Developed & Delivered by Upper Classmen        12252996

6.       What’s This Study on Again? Cognitive Strategy Training for the Well-Elderly: A Scoping Study     12257328

7.       Easing Transition to Home            12259248

8.       Home is Where the Safety Is: Promoting Healthy Aging in Place Among Home Dwelling Seniors  12264147


Poster Session 3 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

1.       ACE the Workplace: OT Interventions to Advance Capabilities for Employment   12297602

2.       Get FIT and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Outcomes of an Interdisciplinary Exercise and Nutrition Program at Stockton University        12307320

3.       Adapting to Life after a Spinal Cord Injury: Returning to the Role of Athlete          12308915

4.       Can We Really Co-Treat in Schools and Get Paid for it?    12310201

5.       Professional Collaboration in Public Schools:  How OT Helped a Vision Become a Reality in Creating a STEM Model Classroom for All              12310362

6.       Assessing Play in Preschool Children       12310579

7.       Examining Occupational Therapists as Potential Special Education Leaders            12321822

8.       Enhancing Self-Regulation Skills in Preschool Environments with Collaborative Teacher and Staff Professional Development    12326025

9.       Sensory Motor Interventions and Sensory Processing Skills          12390597

Session 4 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (No posters)

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